A native of Fredericksburg, Iowa, Staker led the Falcons to a state high school football title in 2001 and was selected captain of the all-state team. As a senior at Coe, Staker represented the Kohawks and the Iowa Conference in the 2005 Aztec Bowl, pitting the top NCAA Division III players in the nation, in a 53-15 win over the top collegiate football players in Mexico.
For the second year in a row, Staker's offense led the league in total yards and produced the Iowa Conference MVP in quarterback Brad Boyle.
Staker is married to Kristy Staker, a 2008 graduate of Coe College. Tyler and Kristy have a daughter, Avery, and son, Cade.
Myers Hendrickson joined the Coe College football staff for the 2016 season as Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator. In his first season at Coe, the Kohawks went 10-0 in the regular season, won the Iowa Conference Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
The Kohawk offense ranked 15th in the nation in rushing offense with 253.7 yards per game, while ranking 26th in the nation in total offense with 473.6 yards per game. Coe ranked 23rd in the nation in red zone offense, scoring on 86.8 percent of its trips inside the red zone. Running Back Trevor Heitland led the nation in all-purpose yards with 223.92 per game, while also leading the nation in rushing yards with 1,913.
Prior to Coe, Hendrickson spent two seasons at Kansas Wesleyan in Salina, Kan. Hendrickson spent the 2014 season as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach, while adding the offensive coordinator title to his resume for the 2015 season. During the 2014 campaign, Jake Curran led the KCAC in total offense and passing, while also ranking in the top 10 in the nation in both categories. In 2015, Curran was named the KCAC Player of the Year while setting the single-season school record with 3,436 yards passing. Nine Coyotes earned All-KCAC offensive honors in 2015, including five on the first team.
Hendrickson spent the 2013 season as the running backs coach at Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss. Prior to that, he was the defensive quality control coach for the Auburn Tigers in 2012.
Hendrickson started his playing career at Cornell University before transferring to Western Illinois. Hendrickson was a wide receiver for the Leathernecks, helping them reach the NCAA Football Championship Series Playoffs in 2010. He was a three-time All-Missouri Valley Academic selection, along with earning the Dr. Frank Sorenson Award for the highest GPA on the football team.
Coaching runs deep in the Hendrickson family, as his father, Mark, spent six seasons on Hayden Fry's staff at Iowa. He also served time under Bobby Ross at Georgia Tech and was the head coach at Western Illinois for five years.
Nick Schroder was named the Coe College Defensive Coordinator prior to the 2017 season. Schroder came to Coe after spending four seasons at St. Ambrose, where he served in various roles. During the 2016 season, Schroder was the Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach for the Bees. He served on the AFCA-NAIA Assistant Coaches Committee during his final year at St. Ambrose.
Schroder also spent time working with special teams, offensive line and tight ends during his time at St. Ambrose. During the 2016 season, Schroder coached seven all-conference players on the defensive side of the ball, including three linebackers and the leading tackler in the Mid-States Football Association. As the Special Teams Coordinator at St. Ambrose in 2015, he worked with Fred Mitchell Award Winner Matt Cotiguala, an award given to the top place-kicker in FCS, NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA.
In addition to his college coaching experience, Schroder also spent nine years coaching high school football in Illinois. Schroder was the Head Coach at Riverdale High School in Port Byron, Ill. in 2011-12, while also serving as an assistant at Warrensburg-Latham, Normal and Moline High Schools.
Staker was named head coach of the Kohawks in March of 2008. Staker, the father of five Coe alumni, served Coe as defensive coordinator, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator for four years before being named the head coach. Prior to arriving at Coe, Staker spent 35 years as head football coach at Fredericksburg (Iowa) High School.
In 2012, Staker led the Kohawks to their first outright Iowa Conference Championship in school history, completing a perfect 10-0 regular season. Staker was named the Iowa Conference Coach of the Year, while also being named one of five finalists for the Liberty Mutual NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year. Staker took the Kohawks to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs in 2009, as he was named the Iowa Conference Coach of the Year and the American Football Coaches Association Region Five Coach of the Year.
During his six years as head coach, Coe has had six D3football.com All-Americans. Coe has placed 64 players on the All-Iowa Conference teams, including 31 first-team selections. Staker has also coached three Iowa Conference MVPs.
While at Fredericksburg, Staker also served as head baseball coach for 31 years, head boys' track coach for 28 years and assistant boys' basketball coach for 36 years. He served as the high school and middle school athletics director at Fredericksburg for 31 years. His football team won a state championship in 2001, while his track and field team won the state title in 1992. During a 15-year span, his team won six district titles. He was named to the Iowa Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994 and was the Class A Coach of the Year in 2001. In 2003, he was the head coach for the Iowa Shrine Bowl.
Staker's son, Tyler, is the offensive coordinator for Coe after serving as a graduate assistant after four years playing for the Kohawks. Tyler is the last of five Staker children to attend the college. Steve's daughter, Shannon Cook, is a former admissions counselor at Coe, while his daughter-in-law, Julie Staker, is the Dean of Admissions at Coe. His son-in-law, Steve Cook, is the school's head baseball coach.
Steve Staker Year-By-Year
|2009||10||2||.833||7||1||.875||2nd||NCAA Second Round||IIAC Coach of the Year/AFCA Region 5 Coach of the Year|
|2010||9||2||.818||7||1||.875||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2012||10||1||.909||7||0||1.000||1st||NCAA First Round||IIAC Champions/IIAC Coach of the Year|
Peters, a 1983 Coe graduate, re-joined the coaching staff in the fall of 2014 after coaching from 1984-87. Prior to returning to Coe, Peters had numerous stops as a head coach at the high school level including Winfield-Mount Union (1989-92), Waukon (1993-2000), Grade Baptist School (2000-01). Most recently he served as an assistant coach for Mount Vernon from 2001 to 2013.
Peters received his Associates Degree from Waldorf College in 1981 before earning degrees in Sociology, Physical Education and Health from Coe. Peters also earned Masters in Physical Education from Northern Iowa in 1999. He currently serves a high school physical education teacher in Mount Vernon.